As parents we all need a little help sometimes, these help lines are here to assist you if you need to talk or just realise you are not alone.

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/familyfrontdoor – Family Front Door Worcestershire – Advice and Support for Children and Families. Contact telephone number. 01905 822666

http://www.bromsgrovebasementproject.org.uk/  – The Basement Project –  Offers advice and support to families living in North Worcestershire. Contact telephone number 01527 832993

www.mumsnet.com/teenagersMumsnet made for parents by parents, talk, ask questions.

http://www.familylives.org.uk/ – offers help and advice to parents bringing up children and teenagers: 0808 800 2222.

http://www.talktofrank.com/  – Free confidential drugs information and advice line. Tel: 0800 776600.

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/  – Free advice and support for parents worried about their children’s behaviour, emotional problems and mental health. Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544

http://www.yourteenager.co.uk/  Website which focuses on how to handle teenage behaviour and build a positive parent/teem relationship

Samaritans Free helpline

01905 21121 (local call charges apply)

National telephone:

116 123 (this number is free to call)

Visit our branch:

Samaritans Worcester
10 Sansome Place
Worcester
WR1 1UA

Usual hours open to receive callers at the door:

9:00am – 10:00pm Monday – Saturday
9.00am – 3pm Sunday

The College of Psychiatry have a Surviving Adolescence toolkit for parents, teachers and professionals http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/parentsandyouthinfo/parentscarers/adolescence.aspx

https://www.brook.org.uk/ – Provides a free and confidential sexual, health advice and contraception by young people up to the age of 25. Helpline: 0808 802 1234

https://www.getconnected.org.uk/ – Get Connected is the UK’s free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help. Freephone 0808 808 4994

http://www.divorceaid.co.uk/child/teens-leaflets.htm – for teenagers whose parents are splitting up.

http://www.thehideout.org.uk/young-people/home/ – to help young people understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you.

http://www.runawayhelpline.org.uk/ – Runaway Helpline is here if you are thinking about running away, if you have already run away, or if you have been away and come back. You can also contact the Helpline if you are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused. You can call or text for free, 24 hours a day. It’s all confidential

http://www.bullying.co.uk/ – Offers confidential help, support and advice if you are being bullied. Helpline: 0808 800 2222

www.nhs.uk/worthtalkingabout  – Worth Talking About is a helpline providing information, advice and guidance for young people aged 12-18 on sexuality and sexual health. Issues dealt with include contraception, pregnancy, family planning clinics, sexually transmitted diseases, peer pressure and relationships. 0300 123 2930